Blessed Giovanni Zorita

details of an antique Italian holy card of the Twenty Mercedarians of Palermo, by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Mercedarian priest. He was one of twenty Mercedarians who, when an unspecified plague struck Palermo, Italy, volunteered to nurse the sick. He contracted the plague himself, and died as a martyr of charity.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Giovanni Zorita“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 February 2019. Web. 4 December 2021. <>